The Way We Learn

“In the four rigorously reasonable essays in The Marketplace of Ideas, Louis Menand takes up four questions about American higher education: ‘Why is it so hard to institute a general education curriculum? Why did the humanities disciplines undergo a crisis of legitimation? Why has ‘interdisciplinarity’ become a magic word? And why do professors all tend to have the same politics?’ …” (more)

[Michael Bérubé, New York Times, 29 January]

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